West Downtown Neighborhood Plan

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West Downtown Plan

In February of 2020, the Planning Commission formally adopted the West Downtown Plan. Upon adoption the Planning Commission provided minor updates to staff to include in the plan prior to Council's review. These comments were incorporated into a new draft that is now available (see link below). The document will be reviewed by City Council on May 21st at a regularly scheduled study session. That meeting will be held prior to a future public hearing to formally accept the plan as an extension of the City's Comprehensive Plan.

Finalized Draft - West Downtown Neighborhood Plan

Staff Report on the West Downtown Neighborhood Plan for Planning Commission



In February of 2020, the Planning Commission formally adopted the West Downtown Plan. Upon adoption the Planning Commission provided minor updates to staff to include in the plan prior to Council's review. These comments were incorporated into a new draft that is now available (see link below). The document will be reviewed by City Council on May 21st at a regularly scheduled study session. That meeting will be held prior to a future public hearing to formally accept the plan as an extension of the City's Comprehensive Plan.

Finalized Draft - West Downtown Neighborhood Plan

Staff Report on the West Downtown Neighborhood Plan for Planning Commission



  • Chapter 1 - Executive Summary

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    This chapter summarizes the function of the West Downtown neighborhood plan. It also provides a description of how the document extends the goals and strategies of the Comprehensive Plan and Golden Vision 2030. A summary of the public outreach effort is provided in this chapter as well as a look into the history of the neighborhood. A quick reference guide for the short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals of this neighborhood plan round out the chapter, but these are provided more detail in Chapter 3.

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    This chapter summarizes the function of the West Downtown neighborhood plan. It also provides a description of how the document extends the goals and strategies of the Comprehensive Plan and Golden Vision 2030. A summary of the public outreach effort is provided in this chapter as well as a look into the history of the neighborhood. A quick reference guide for the short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals of this neighborhood plan round out the chapter, but these are provided more detail in Chapter 3.

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  • Chapter 2 - Neighborhood Characteristics

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    This chapter provides an overview of the existing conditions in the West Downtown neighborhood. An analysis of the neighborhood's current zoning, land uses, and transportation infrastructure is provided. This Chapter sets up the recommendations for future programs and projects explored in Chapter 3.


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    This chapter provides an overview of the existing conditions in the West Downtown neighborhood. An analysis of the neighborhood's current zoning, land uses, and transportation infrastructure is provided. This Chapter sets up the recommendations for future programs and projects explored in Chapter 3.


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  • Chapter 3 - Planning Strategies

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    This chapter will identify the goals and strategies for future land development within the West Downtown neighborhood. These goals, policies, and projects have been crafted from the public opinion received from numerous outreach events and surveys administered through Guiding Golden. This chapter will specifically provide recommendations for “Areas of Change” within West Downtown

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    This chapter will identify the goals and strategies for future land development within the West Downtown neighborhood. These goals, policies, and projects have been crafted from the public opinion received from numerous outreach events and surveys administered through Guiding Golden. This chapter will specifically provide recommendations for “Areas of Change” within West Downtown

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  • Arapahoe Street & Miners Alley Concept Plan

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    Arapahoe Street offers a tremendous opportunity to provide expanded pedestrian and mobility improvements in the future. The following images highlights a conceptual design for a potential redevelopment of Arapahoe Street in the future. It also provides a concept for additional flex-space along Miners Alley.

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    Arapahoe Street offers a tremendous opportunity to provide expanded pedestrian and mobility improvements in the future. The following images highlights a conceptual design for a potential redevelopment of Arapahoe Street in the future. It also provides a concept for additional flex-space along Miners Alley.

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  • Appendix - Public Outreach

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    Throughout the fall of 2018 and the spring of 2019, the City of Golden Planning Division conducted extensive community outreach to gather feedback on topics related to West Downtown. Programs such as surveys on Guiding Golden, outreach at the farmers market, and attendance at other municipal events were administered. The goal of the outreach campaign was to determine how the City of Golden should approach, commercial and residential development, parking, housing, infrastructure, and historic significance of the neighborhood in the future.

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    Throughout the fall of 2018 and the spring of 2019, the City of Golden Planning Division conducted extensive community outreach to gather feedback on topics related to West Downtown. Programs such as surveys on Guiding Golden, outreach at the farmers market, and attendance at other municipal events were administered. The goal of the outreach campaign was to determine how the City of Golden should approach, commercial and residential development, parking, housing, infrastructure, and historic significance of the neighborhood in the future.

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